[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-07-30
Tom.Cort at state.vt.us
Mon Aug 11 11:58:53 PDT 2008
> Heck, if they shippe Kaffe and gcj they are open to a
> certain amount of risk. And of course, someone could sue a
> distribution if Linux doesn't work correctly, or if a contributor
> sneaks a back door into emacs, or vi, or gcc, or any one of the
> thousands of packages that compose a Linux distribution.
Doesn't the "WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY" disclaimer in most software licenses
protect developers/distributors against those types of lawsuits? For
example, the GPL instructs programmers to have this paragraph at the top
of each source file...
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
* GNU General Public License for more details.
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